Indian bliss – dreamy beaches in the north of Kerala

Indian bliss A train trip in India – this was on our bucket list since very long. So it was no question – to our second destination on our trip we go by train. We had ignored all warnings to make reservation for trains 2 month in advance. The day before we wanted to travel we simply walked into an agency in Fort Kochi and we were lucky. We got a second class non AC ticket for the next day to Kannur! Wow, travelling can sometimes be so easy. We were happy to leave Kochi. We liked the city, but our homestay was really awful and we were looking forward to a nice guesthouse.

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And again, how lucky we were – we got a room in our first choice guesthouse. In the morning we took a taxi to Ernakulam (the train station of Fort Kochi). It was packed with people, most of them spending the night sleeping on the floor of a platform. We easily figured out where our train left, and after only 30 minutes we were on our way to North Kerala. Non AC was comfortable enough and anyway, the journey took only 6 hours. The landscape we passed was amazing 

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and we loved to observe life going by in the different train station we stopped at. The 6 hours passed quickly. In Kannur we wanted to take a Rickshaw to the homestay on Thottada Beach. But they refused to take us – so we had to take a taxi. Another scam as we discovered later on – but anyway, we bargained well for the taxi prize.
We were welcomed at the KK Heritage Homestay like old friends. The owner, Sreeranj, is simply amazing. He gave us his private room, as everything else was booked. The room was simple but perfectly clean and big. He stayed in the living room for our stay – we really felt bad about this, but he was just happy.

The setting of the homestay was out of this world: close to a small lagoon and just a couple of minutes from the amazing beach. This is one of those places where you arrive with no expectations – and you just stand there with your mouth wide open. 3 nights was by far too short. We enjoyed every single minute. The food was great, the beach left us speechless and at night we had great discussion with  fellow visitors:

an amazing family from Belgium and one from Israel. Together we drank liters of Chai tea till late at night. Of course, we did not want to miss the famous theyyam, which is a very old form of Hinduism. In fact, it is believed to pre-date Hinduism. It is originating from folk dances performed during harvest celebrations. Especially the early morning performances are quite spectacular. That is why we got up at 3.30 am in the morning. A Rickshaw driver took us 30 minutes north of Kannur to a small temple in a village. The whole ceremony took about 1,5 hours and was really interesting. It ended with some blessings. Well, we were terribly tired, but it was worth it.

Thottada Beach and Ezhara Beach itself are stunning and empty beaches (just on sunday they fill up a bit with locals). You can walk along the shore for hours without meeting any people. There are a lot of big waves, but it is not dangerous to swim. It was pure bliss and exactly what we needed after our turbulent start in Kochi. And a big thank you to Sreeranj and his family.

6 Historical Places In Kerala That’ll Take You Back In Time

Historical Places One of the most visited tourist destinations in India, Kerala is famous for its natural beauty as well as it’s many historical attractions. The state is known for its rich culture, architecture and landmarks from the bygone era. Down the years, it’s multifaceted inhabitants ranging from the royal families to the colonies of Dutch, Portuguese, Jews and Britishers have inspired a conglomeration of tradition and culture which is a delight for any history lover. You can book from many Kerala tour packages available to get the best holiday experience and get a peek into its glorious past.

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Here are some of the magnificent palaces, grand forts and other architectural marvels of Kerala that you must-visit:

Bekal Fort, Kasaragod District

The largest fort in Kerala, it was built in 1650 AD by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi and is spread over an area of 40 acres. The massive structure looms 130 feet above the sea level and offers a magnificent view of the sea. The fort is shaped like a huge keyhole and is superbly maintained despite being such an old structure. It has been a witness to many battles fought against the invaders. It was constructed as a military base initially and at present is one of the top most attractions on your visit to God’s own country.

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Mattancherry Palace, Kochi

Located in the port town of Kochi, this palace is one of the finest examples of a combination of Kerala style of architecture known as Nalukettu and the colonial designs. The palace is shaped as a quadrangle. It was constructed in the year 1557 by the Portuguese as a gift to the then king of Kochi. There is a temple at the centre of the courtyard and the palace boasts of a wonderful collection of different artefacts and murals which dates back to as early as 17th and 18th century.

Muniyara Dolmens, Munnar

Located in Munnar, these are spectacular prehistoric dolmens which are said to from the Neolithic age. The burial chambers above the ground are constructed with big stone slabs which are known as ‘megaliths’. This place is no less than heaven for historians and history enthusiasts as it is perfect to explore the ruins of such an old era. The Munnar holiday packages can be customised to suit your likings.

Jewish Synagogue, Kochi

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The only functional synagogue among the seven synagogues of Kerala, dates back to 1568 and was built by the Paradesi Jews community. The elegant architecture along with the resplendent interiors will leave you mesmerised. The floor is made of hand painted tiles which adds an extra dimension to the grandeur of the place. This place is like a history treasure chest with the exhibits belonging to as early as the 4th century.

Tellicherry Fort, Thalassery, Kannur District

The fort which was constructed in 1708 by the East India Company is an imposing structure with marvellous engineering. The rectangle shaped fort surrounded by strong bastions on two corners and secret tunnels which opens into the sea has stood tall against the test of time.

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Located at Ambukutty Mala, these caves are a combination of three boulders. One of the large rocks has come out in the centre and transformed naturally into the shape of a shelter. Edakkal means a stone in between, hence the name of the place, Edakkal Caves. These rocks were discovered in 1894 by the then superintendent of Police, F. Fawcett. The walls inside the caves are filled with paintings and graphics of the medieval age. The interesting positioning of the rocks along with unique artwork is sure to leave you intrigued and enthralled. There are many other tourist places to visit in Wayanad.

Theyyam in Kerala -A Unique Dance of Gods

Kerala is the home to the most beautiful and incredible art forms that are legendary. Art forms talk of culture, history, traditions, man, his religion, etc. Kerala has a few art forms which are really captivating and are incredible sights. The majestic experience of the art forms leaves viewers speechless as it not only attracts them but also makes them glued to their positions. One of the main art forms in Kerala is Theyyam, an incredible art form that takes you down the lane. Theyyam is an art form practiced only in Kerala and that too in a select part of its Northern Districts of Kannur, Kasragode and Calicut.

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Originated in North Kerala, Theyyam is a famous ritual and art form which personifies legendary stories. Theyyam is the prominent ritual art form of the Kingdom of Cannanore aka Kolathunadu. Collaborating mime, dance, music, and dance, Theyyam unfolds the stories in the past and drags the spectators to a different world, unveiling the pasts and stories of the ancient times. Theyyam is of different types and there are around 400 Theyyams, each defined with its own style, music, and choreography.

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Among the different varieties of Theyyams, the most famous ones are Raktha Chamundi, Muchilottu, Kari Chamundi, Bhagavathi, Gulikan, Wayanadu Kulaven, and Pottan. The musical instruments used in this magnanimous art forms are Chenda, Kurumkuzhal, Elathalam, and Veekkuchenda. From time immemorial, dance ceremonies were done to worship the ancestral heroes and spirits. It is why Theyyam has grown to be an inevitable part of the lives of a certain population.
Adorned with flamboyant costumes and heavy makeup, artists have a striking look that catches the attention of the spectators. The ornaments, headgear, and choreography are majestic and strong that it creates an atmosphere of wonder, fear, and awe. With rigorous moves and sounds, certain Theyyams also include blood sacrifices. This ritual art form brings out a completely different shade of culture and beliefs. Theyyam is prominent in the northern parts of Kerala and are performed in the temples of Kasargod and Kannur. Theyyam draws in huge crowds and the applause earned is wilder than that of a concert. But more than the applause the impact it creates on people is what is highlighting.
What makes Theyyam remarkable

Theyyam is not just an art or dance form or a ritual but it is a possessed performance; the performer or the artist is processed by the spirit of God and does the unexpected and unbelievable. Once Theyyam is done, it is meant to bring peace and prosperity to the people. It is believed that calling out to God and God answering them will remove all the hazards in their lives.

It is an ancient dance form and a precursor to the more stylised and less vigorous Kathakali. Steeped in ancient history it is a wonderful mix of the ethnographic influences in the state of Kerala. The Theyyam performances are held in clan groups and all the members get their resources together and have it conducted year after year within a dwindling availibilty of money and the exaggerated moral responsibility of keeping the traditions alive for their ancestors and their family names.

Theyyam talks about tales convey messages and put forth eye-popping acts but it is not a performance for the sake of entertainment. It creates a greater reality and takes the viewers to another space. This mythological play is a wonder striking ritual that drags people from every corner of the world to Kerala.

Assuming the form of God, man appeases them and it is believed that in return of this ritual, God guarantees them prosperity and peace to the society. The communities who perform belong are Malayan, Vannan, Mavilan, Munnoottan, Velan, Pulayar, Kopalar, and Anjunnoottan, etc.

Gods & Deities associated with Theyyam

Muchilot Bhagavathi, Kannankattu Bhagavati, Raktha Chamundi, Madayil Chamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Kundora Chamundi, Puliyoor Kali, and Puliyoor Kannan are the common deities of the ritual art form. Though there are different deities associated with the act, Muchilot Bhagavati is the chief goddess. Each deity has a different story to narrate.

Theyyam Performance

Theyyam is generally performed in front of the village shrine and does not have a particular stage or curtains; It is out in the open. The devotees and the gathering or the crowd are spread around the performance or seated in the tree nearby.

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Performances of the different deities are performed for about 12 to 24 hours with certain intervals. The dancers and the drummers recite the song and there is a huge clash of colors and voices that keep the viewers glued to their positions. IT is not just a clam performance, but one with vigor and passion.

The face paintings are diverse and some of the patterns are Prazkkezhuthu, Kattaram, Vairadelam, Kottumpurikam, and Kozhipushpam. The contrasting colors and their saturation gives life to the performer. We can see a whole new person not just because of the performance but also because of the looks they have. The looks have a deepening effect on the performance. The peculiar makeup, the loud voices, the striking music, and the energetic performance of the artist wins hearts and also the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses.

Attractions of Theyyam

From peculiar makeup to blood sacrifices, everything about Theyyam grabs attention and keeps viewers rooted to their positions. This ritualistic art form is not just another tourist attraction but a devoted act done to please the Gods. The ritual is believed to bring in the best of times for the devotees and that the Gods will clear them off all their hurdles and dangers.

The act is sometimes not believable to the eyes, as there are fire and bloodshed. The one possessed does the unimaginable. Jumping into the fire, hurting oneself with swords; there is a greater emotion than just a dance performance. This ritualistic art leaves the spectators spellbound and that is why it is a major attraction in the North Malabar.

People from all over the world come to witness this majestic performance of Theyyam because of the cultural richness it upholds. Documentaries, movies, articles, so much have covered the importance and beauty of Theyyam. Most people have also turned their lives to this incredible performance that they have become Theyyam artists.

Ultimately it is an economic issue whether this great dance form will survive or not.. The Theyyam dances are performed by distinct caste and communities and it is they who will over a period of time decide whether they would continue to perform the dances or better opportunities and employment will take them elsewhere. The Theyyam celebrations are expensive affairs and it is a tough job for the vast majority of the clans to keep it going.

The courageous believers are all set to perform Theyam not to please the viewers or devotees but to please his Lord, to please the One who has granted him life. Theyyam is a feeling. It is a feeling of the community to their Gods. It is a feeling that brings together different sects of people. It is a feeling that binds one believe – the supernatural.

The 12 Best Games For The Nintendo Switch

You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to figure out what games you want to play. We’ve got you covered. Since the Switch came out, Nintendo has managed to maintain a solid ratio of good games on their system. At this point there’s a healthy selection of fantastic Switch games to choose from. The Nintendo Switch is a fascinating new game console built around a novel and well-executed…

As with all of our Bests lists, we’ll continue updating this one as long as people keep putting out new Switch games. Each game we add will need to replace an existing entry. This list in particular got really good relatively quickly, so expect it to become even better as more and more games come out.

Here are the 12 best games you can get for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda

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Breath of the Wild is a monumental artistic achievement, a video game so creative and full of surprises that we’ll be talking about it for years to come. It’s also unlike any Zelda game before it. For years, Zelda games were defined by “no.” You can’t reach this place until later; you can’t solve this puzzle until you get the right item. Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game to date, and it accomplishes that simply by saying yes.

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A Good Match For: Anyone who likes games that let you explore and make your own fun; horse lovers.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who preferred the strict structure of other recent Zelda games.

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is an already-great game made indispensable by the Switch. The 2016 farming/dating/life sim lets you forget your worries and embrace a soothingly banal life in the countryside. You water your crops in the morning, and think about how you’re going to improve your farm. You head in to town and stop by the general store to get seeds and chat up the cute boy you’ve had your eye on. And if you want, you explore the mysterious mine, gather magical materials, and uncover the deeper secrets of the valley. It’s a game with a seemingly endless amount to do, and it fits perfectly onto a handheld.

A Good Match For: Fans of games like Animal CrossingHarvest Moon, or Minecraft. Anyone looking for a relaxing but terrifyingly addictive game.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a straightforward game. Stardew Valley is calming and low-key, but it’s also extremely complex and doesn’t alway explain itself that well.

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Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate perfects the long-beloved Super Smash Bros. formula for both the button-mashing seven-year-old and the single-minded competitive gamer. It’s the old platform fighter we’ve been obsessed with since 1999, but this time, with a leviathan roster of 76 fighters. Mastering one could eat up a year, but it’s more fun to sample them all. Smash Ultimate is a museum of Nintendo celebrities, a gaming fandom WrestleMania. Everything is customizable: the rulesets, fighter balancing, stage hazards. With all that stuff, and so many ways to manipulate it, Smash Ultimate is a crowd-pleaser that doesn’t discriminate between a middle school birthday party and a stadium of screaming pros.

A Good Match For: Anyone with a competitive bone in their body, people who have at any point loved Nintendo, anyone who hosts parties or fans of any of the previous Smash games.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate conflict or primarily enjoy gaming alone.

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Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a tiny epic that jams an extraordinary amount of secrets, challenges, and rewards into its sprawling subterranean kingdom. It’s a little bit Castlevania and a little bit Metroid, with a roomy map and remote regions you can only access after unlocking one of many character upgrades. It’s a little bit Dark Souls, with its forsaken kingdom, tough bosses, shortcut-strewn maps, and threat of losing progress upon death. And it shares platforming DNA with games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Super Meat Boy, all wall-slides and air-dashes. It bakes up those ingredients before frosting on a layer of its own distinct vibe, and those who choose to brave the buried insect realm of Hallownest will be rewarded with one of gaming’s great spelunking expeditions. Surprising, challenging, rewarding, and unexpectedly funny, Hollow Knight is absolutely worth your time, and works particularly well on the Switch.

A Good Match For: Those who like a challenge, Metroidvania fans, anyone looking for a deep, rewarding game to really sink their teeth into.

Not A Good Match For: The easily frustrated. Hollow Knight can be a brutal, unforgiving game, and it throws players into the deep end early. It contains bosses and platforming challenges that may have you tearing your hair out.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Ah, the blue shell. There may be no better metaphor for the bleakness of life. One minute you’re cruising along, on top of the world, and then… BAM, you’re totally hosed. Just when you thought you had it in the bag, life throws a blue shell.

Mario Kart 8 isn’t really all that philosophical, of course. It’s the same Mario Kart formula re-tuned and polished to an absurd degree, easily one of the most fun party games you can play on the Switch or any other console. Best of all, the Deluxe version on Switch includes all the DLC maps and characters from the Wii U game and also completely overhauls that version’s woebegone battle mode. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version of an already great game.

A Good Match For: People who like moving really fast, people who like seeing Luigi look really mean.

Not a Good Match For: People who don’t like Mario Kart? Do those people exist?

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Bayonetta 

Bright lights, loud music, and a towering dominatrix beating the living hell out of a bunch of monsters: Bayonetta gets the sequel she deserves. Everything the first game did, the second game does just as well, while throwing in a bunch of new weapons and abilities in on top. If you’ve ever wanted to whip a massive angel into submission using your hair, this is your game. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention the first Bayonetta, which is also a fantastic game and which you can get for a discount if you buy it along with the sequel.

A Good Match For: Fans of fast-moving action games like Devil May Cry and, well, the first Bayonetta.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for something relaxed to play, people who prefer games with a more subtle, low-key aesthetic.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a fantastic platforming game that had one major drawback when it was released on Wii U in 2014: true to the series’ tradition, it was very difficult. It could be hard to appreciate the abundance of verve and creativity jammed into each of the game’s levels when you were constantly dying. Tropical Freeze’s Switch port addresses that problem with a new “Funky Mode” that offers a couple of ways to make everything easier, all without losing the colorful playfulness that makes it such an unusually appealing game. There are a lot of good platforming series out there, but none quite like Donkey Kong CountryTropical Freeze is a more than worthy entry in the series.

A Good Match For: Fans of the DKC series, people who like a challenge, those who love really good music.

Not A Good Match For: Those who hate difficult games. Even on its easiest setting, Tropical Freeze can still be challenging. Expect to die a lot.

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Undertale 

Undertale might look like a retro-style JRPG, but it’s unusually forward-thinking. As a human stuck in a world of monsters, you decide whether you want to win encounters with wanton violence or clever context-based interactions (talking, joking, petting, etc). Undertale keeps track of everything you do; it’s paying very close attention, and will often express that attention in surprising ways. Every life you take ultimately has consequences. Despite those grim trappings, Undertale can be an incredibly warm, fuzzy, and funny game. Whether you slaughter or befriend everyone (or walk a middle path), the writing in this game is top-tier, the soundtrack is second-to-none, and the plot hides a treasure trove of secrets that players still haven’t fully uncovered.

A Good Match For: Lovers of smart video game stories, fans of games that subvert expectations, people who’ve ever felt even a single pang of loneliness.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate shoot-’em-ups and tough boss battles (Undertale’s combat system has elements of both), those who aren’t fond of reading dialogue, haters of lo-fi pixel art.

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 builds on the foundation laid by its fantastic Wii U predecessor with a more fleshed-out single player mode, an addictive new co-op mode, and league play at launch. At its core, though, it’s the same brilliant mix of fine-tuned gameplay, Nickelodeon slime and J-pop dazzle that made the original great. It’s a simple idea: you paint the floors, then swim through your paint to move faster and reload your gun, and it works beautifully. It’s easy to get sucked into the grind for the freshest fashion and the highest ranks, but none of that would work if the game weren’t fun, which it most certainly is.

A Good Match For: Anyone looking for an online shooting game that’s a little bit different from the rest. People who like colorfull style, fashion, and goofy memes.

Not A Good Match For: Those looking for a more traditional online shooter to play with friends. Splatoon’s party and chat systems are pretty terrible, and it’s way too difficult to casually play with a group.

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Celeste 

Celeste is a difficult game, but it’s just so gentle about it. As you help your character mantle and warp-jump her way to the top of the eponymous mountain, you’ll find that no matter how complex a room looks, the underlying solution is simple: jump. That purity of design combines with fine-tuned controls and a charming story to make Celeste into a winning, joyful experience. The music is fantastic, too.

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Into The Breach

Into The Breach is basically chess, except with mechs and Kaiju in place of rooks and knights. The latest game from the makers of FTL: Faster Than Light mixes tactical turn-based combat with randomized encounters to make every playthrough challenging in a different way. Your time-traveling commander can always see one enemy turn ahead, which makes the game as much about careful planning as it is about resourceful reacting. Everything is so well-designed and presented so clearly that before too long, you’ll be developing complex strategies in your sleep.

A Good Match For: Lovers of turn-based strategy; anyone who enjoys coming up with a plan, watching that plan fall apart, and quickly coming up with a new plan.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who prefers a little more action in their games, those who don’t like games that make you start all over again if you lose.

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Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is all about freedom, and it is glorious. Unlike recent Mariogames, the red-hatted plumber no longer must move forward in a straight line. The timer is gone , and each level is a toybox filled with platforming challenges, surprising secrets, and all kinds of goofy fun. It’s one of the best feeling, most charming, freshest games we’ve played in ages, and a cinch to recommend on the Switch.

A Good Match For: Platforming fans, Mario 64 and Sunshine fans, people who like hats.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate 3D platforming, people who hate hats.

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Red Alert in Kerala as Heavy Rains, Flooding Bring State to a Standstill

Thiruvananthapuram: A ‘red alert’ has been sounded in four districts of Kerala where heavy rains, gusty winds, and widespread landslips have wreaked havoc in several areas after the second spell of the south-west monsoon intensified.

The alert has been sounded in four districts of Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad, IMD sources said. The water level is rising in most of the rivers and dams across the state with Kannur, Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts facing a flood-like situation.

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Major rivers like Manimala, Meenachal, Moovattupuzha, Chaliyar, Valapattanam, Iruvazjinjpuzha and Pamba are in spate.

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A 50-year old man was killed in Attappadi, a tribal hamlet in Palakkad district after a tree fell on his house.

Ten houses were completely damaged in heavy rains and strong winds which lashed across the state since Wednesday night, official sources said.

Torrential rains lashed Wayanad, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts with rivers overflowing, inundating many low-lying areas. Nilambur, a major town in Malappuram district, has been flooded with the water level rising up to the first floor of many buildings.

Only roofs of shops and houses could be seen in many parts of the submerged town, where people had to use country-made boats and large metal vessels to row themselves to safety. Parked cars and other vehicles were completely drowned and nearly 200 families have been shifted to 10 reliefs camps.

“The town and adjacent areas are flooded. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on its way. The fire and rescue team is engaged in evacuating people from their homes,” a Disaster Management official from Malappuram told PTI.

In high-range Wayanad, which had witnessed a heavy loss in the August floods last year, 16 relief camps have been opened and over 2,300 people have been shifted.

A landslide was reported from Chappamala at Iritty taluk in Kannur district. Around 50 families have been evacuated from the taluk, where most places are submerged, since Wednesday night.

Several villages in the hilly areas of Taliparamba in the district were also flooded and the evacuation process is underway, a Kannur revenue official said.

Munnar, a high range tourist destination in Idukki district which bore the brunt during the 2018 floods, has been receiving heavy downpour with the IMD recording 19.4 cms of rain as per the latest report.

Widespread landslips were also reported from across the district with most of the major roads getting blocked and Marayur, the sandalwood forest reserve, getting isolated.

A holiday has been declared for all educational institutions in most of the northern districts including Kannur, Wayanad, and Malappuram, authorities said.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has chaired an emergency meeting of authorities concerned to evaluate the monsoon situation in the state. The chief minister’s office has directed district collectors to evacuate people from danger-prone areas.

“We have requested more NDRF teams to be sent to the state. Already two teams have been sent to Nilambur and Idukki,” a CMO release said.

According to Disaster Management sources, 29 rain deaths have been reported since the onset of the monsoon on June 6 this year with the death a man in Attappadi on Thursday.

Over 400 people were killed and lakhs were displaced in the August deluge last year, the worst in 100 years.

 

GoAir to launch new flights from Kannur to Dubai

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Now, there will be flights to international destinations from Kannur. Budget airline GoAir has announced that the airline will operate two direct flights from Kannur International Airport to Dubai and Kuwait. Presently, the airline has airport providers out of Kannur airport to Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

The airline in an announcement said that flight services on seven new international routes, such as Bangkok, Dubai and Kuwait, will be starting from July 19. The flights’ operations from Kannur to Dubai will be accessible from July 25, 2019, it stated. The airline includes a presence in the markets. Of late, it’s expanding its wings to overseas destinations.

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It’s the airports in addition to operations into the metro community that is domestic. According to the reports, the seat occupancy of the airline has increased after Jet Airways debacle. In the domestic market, the airline has operations in Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jammu, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kannur, Ranchi, among other destinations.

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The airline will also have flights in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru to Maldives and Phuket. Kuwait, Dubai and Bangkok are the destinations where the airline will push flights into support for the first time. Other avenues are already on the network of GoAir.

GoAir did not have a lot of international presence until recently when Jet Airways ceased operations and vacates space for some other airlines.

GoAir will operate flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, from Mumbai to Muscat, also from Kannur in Kerala Dubai and Kuwait, the airline announced.

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Best Ten Spots to Pay a visit to in Kerala, India

Kerala, the land of coconuts, also referred to as as God’s personal State, is situated amongst the Arabian Sea at the west and the Western Ghats to the East, on the southern region of India in Asia. Kerala is India’s cleanest and most innovative modern society with hundred percent literacy. The full Kerala is blessed with ample organic magnificence.

1. Munnar – The beautiful hill station of Kerala, with extensive tea plantation, is a paradise for nature lovers, trekkers, photographers, and campers is in Idukki. You can also love a fantastic boating in the wonderful Madupetty Lake, pay a visit to Eravikulam Nationwide Park and see Nilgiri Tahrs in groups, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Kumili, and extra.

2. Kottayam – the substantially sought after getaway spot of backwater at Kumarakom. You can also visit the common chicken sanctuary below, taking pleasure in the breath getting magnificence of the surrounding Vembanad Lake, Peermad Wellbeing Resorts, Idukki Reservoir, one of the major Hydroelectric projects in Kerala, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady, the renowned Pilgrim centre at Sabarimala.

3. Kochi (Cochin), the queen of Arabian Sea has a good deal to present, these as Chinese net, Kochi Fort, St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, temples, museums and much more.

4. Thiruvananthapuram, (Trivandrum) – The funds town of Kerala has a great deal to offer – Seashores like Kovalam, Shanghumugham, Varkala, Temples, Museums, Palaces, Veli vacationer village, Kalari Payattu, and more. Also attractive Kollam (Quilon) with Museums, Beaches, Ashtamudi Lake , Temples and Wildlife, is not considerably away.

5. Kannur (Cannanore) – Arabain Sea washing the sands on the extensive beaches like Muzhappilangad with push-in amenities, and other beach locations Ezhimala hill with medicinal herbs, Pazhassinikadavu Snake Park, Pazhassi Dam, Temples, Arakkal Kottaram and Ayurveda Resorts. You can also pay a visit to the close by fishing village Beypore to see the fishermen constructing the wooden place boats, and Thalassery (Tellicherry) just 70 kms absent, the Church built by the popular European Scholar of Malayalam Dr. Gundert, and Gundert Bungalow.

6. Kozhikode (Calicut) – Historic town on Malabar coastline, Shorelines like Kappad, Museums and Art Galleries, Temples, trekking, backwater and a lot more.

7. Wayanad – Plantations of coffee, tea, pepper, rubber and cardamom, the hillock at Kalpetta with Jain cave shrines, Sulthan Bathery, wonderful glass temple at Koottamunda, Chembra Peak, Pazhassi Tourist Resort, Vyittri, Lakkidi, and the well-known Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary.

8. Thrissur – Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, Kerala Kala Mandalam at Cheruthuruthi for instructing classical dance in Gurukul technique, Punnathur Kotta, and Vadakkunnatha Shiva Temple, and Thrissur Pooram.

9. Alappuzha – commonly termed as the Venice of the East, with intricate web get the job done of canals, backwaters, and bridges, together the Vembanad Lake. Beach front, Nehru Boat Race and a lot more Aranmula Vallom Kali, Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple, Aranmula Partha Sarathy temple, specific steel mirrors termed “Aranmula Kannadi”, Mannarshala Snake Temple.

10. Palakkad – Picturesque position at the foot of Western Ghats is the Gateway to Kerala, with misty mountains, rivers and forests. Aside from Palkkad Fort, Kalpathi Shiva Temple and Malampuzha Dam, wildlife sanctuaries like Parambikulam and Silent Valley Nationwide Park are also below.

During the harvest festival Onam, the natural beauty of Kerala further more improves and gets more colourful.



Source by Lakshmi Menon